Spring has officially sprung, which means it’s time for us to spring our BIGGEST giveaway of the year on you — a brand spankin’ new Frigidaire front-loading washer and dryer on pedestal stands from Metro Appliances & More in Springdale!!

We picked these beauties because our friends at Metro tell us that this particular set is a brand new model and has been the hottest seller in recent months, which means that lots of our fellow mamas are picking this set when they upgrade to a new washer and dryer. Here’s a run-down of all the bells and whistles of this Frigidaire set:

Frigidaire Affinity Series: (These machines are SMART!)

About the washer:

  • Vibration Control System: Advanced vibration control keeps even oversized loads balanced for smooth, quiet operation. Ideal for second floor installation.
  • TimeWise: Wash time equals dry time – so you don’t wait for clothes to dry.
  • Energy Saver Option: Further reduces energy use up to 60%.
  • SilentDesign: for quiet operation.
  • Stay Fresh Door Seal
  • Stay Put Door
  • WashSense Technology: WashSense technology ensures clothes get clean with care.
  • Express-Select Controls: Easily select options and cycles with the touch of a button.
  • Add-a-Garment: With just the touch of a button, easily add an extra piece to the washer once a cycle has started.
  • Save Your Settings: Automatically save your last wash setting so you can save time when doing laundry.
  • Delay Start: Set your washer to begin washing on your schedule. It can be programmed from 1 to 14 hours.
  • 27″ W x 36″ H x 31″ D

About the dryer:

  • Ultra-Capacity Dryer: The largest in its class, so you can finish more laundry, even faster.
  • DrySense Technology: Dries your clothes more precisely, reducing wrinkles.
  • NSF Certification: Dryer includes ‘Sanitize’ temperature settings to ensure your laundry will be 99.9% bacteria free.
  • Fits-More Dryer: The largest capacity dryer in a standard size lets you dry more at once.
  • TimeWise Technology: With TimeWise technology, wash time equals dry time – so you don’t wait for clothes to dry.
  • Express-Select Controls: Easily select options and cycles with the touch of a button.
  • Save Your Settings: Automatically saves your last dry setting so you can save time when doing laundry.
  • 27″ W x 36″ H x 31″ D

If you’ve been a Motherlode reader for a while now, you’ll know that the Metro Appliances washer and dryer giveaway has taken on a life of its own in recent years. This is the third time we’ve had the opportunity to host such a BIG giveaway, and it’s so much fun to contact the lucky mama with this kind of good news.

If you’re one of those pessimistic people who swears that you NEVER win anything, you should talk to our past winners because they said the same thing up until we sent them an email saying, “Guess what? You won!” Tracy Easterling won the first washer and dryer set in 2009. Dawn Stanford won the second washer and dryer set in 2010. And Elizabeth Dietz won a brand new refrigerator from Metro in 2010. (Click on each of their names to read more about their big win.)

HOW TO ENTER: If you’d like a chance to win the new washer and dryer set on pedestal stands, just click the big orange comment button below and tell us what you like about shopping at Metro Appliances & More. If you haven’t been there yet, then you can enter by posting a comment on your best “Spring Cleaning” tip since it is that time of year.

You can also email your comments to us at

If you’re new to the area or haven’t shopped at Metro before, we hope you’ll go by and check it out. There is a reason why they’re so popular with local women. The Metro showroom is HUGE, and it’s full of salespeople who know what they’re talking about yet they don’t make you feel pressured to buy. Also, Metro is the only appliance store we know of that gives local mothers a chance to win a set like this for FREE.

HOW TO INCREASE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING: As you’ll see in the coming days, the number of comments on this post will climb quickly. So if you’d like to increase your odds of winning, simply send an email to your friends/family about this giveaway and help us spread the word about the awesome giveaway. We’ll give you an extra chance to win for every person you tell. Just be sure to put on the CC line of your note so we can give you proper credit. (Don’t worry. We will NOT use or share the email addresses of your friends. That’s not nice.)

STAY TUNED: There will be a new twist to this year’s Spring Clean giveaway with Metro Appliances, so keep a close watch on the homepage so you’ll know about it. We’ll be posting updates to the giveaway within the coming two weeks.

Good luck, and start posting your comments!!




  1. Have used Metro for appliances on last two houses. Alway customer service first. Thank you for sticking around NWA!

  2. I learned this by doing it when I was a child -when you need to shine hardwood floors, give your child a cloth big enough to sit on and have him/her scoot all over the floor! Fun and nice shiny floors!

  3. My best Spring Cleaning tip is… Get the kids to do the Spring Cleaning! πŸ™‚

  4. Best Spring Cleaning tip is Dr Bronner’s lavender soap- they sell it at Ozark Natural Foods, and I think Target carries it too. The bottle is covered in crazy religious propaganda, but its an entertaining read. haha
    The soap diluted lasts for ages, and it works SO well on stubborn stains. I once got half-dry house paint out of carpet with no problem. Smells wonderful too!!

  5. NWAMotherlode has the best giveaways!

    My best tip for spring cleaning is to get some help from a friend who is good at organizing. When you see all of the things she is pulling out of the back of your linen closet and from under your bathroom sink, you’ll be inspired to toss, toss, toss!

  6. I don’t have a spring cleaning tip, but I just love when the weather gets nice enough to open all the windows and air out the house while I do a complete cleaning!

  7. My best tip for spring cleaning is to hire someone else to do it. πŸ˜‰

    I do have to do my own laundry though, so I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win this!

  8. Get the kids involved! My 3 year-old is much closer to the ground than I am and actually wants to help. So I give him a damp rag and let him wipe the baseboards. Of course he doesn’t do it as well as I would, but being 36 weeks pregnant, it’s a huge help and he learns to clean.

  9. My best laundry tip is to always check pockets, even if they are on the 3 year olds jeans. Dad is not real happy about the white kleenex fuzz everywhere.

  10. I have not shopped at Metro, but will when I need to replace any of my appliances! My spring cleaning tip…get someone else to do it? that’s what I wish I could do!

  11. Make cleaning fun by turning on some music and dance while you clean! Also be sure to donate what is worth donating so it can bring someone else joy!

  12. I like to TRY to make it seem fun by getting my kids involved in the cleaning! We dust to music! πŸ™‚
    Also we make piles of clothes and toys into a giving pile to give to friends that can use them.

  13. I have never shopped at Metro, but my best Spring Cleaning Tip is to go room by room. Don’t try to do too much at once. If I have one room that is sparkly clean it encourages me to make the rest of the house look that way. πŸ™‚

  14. I love the selection Metro Builders Supply has. The staff is always very helpful and full of knowledge.


  15. My best spring cleaning tip is to declutter as much as possible. It really makes a difference just getting rid of some of the unused junk.

  16. I wouldn’t go anywhere else but METRO! Customer service is #1. There a many places to shop, but no one can beat their customer service~

  17. Make it a family affair!! Turn off the TV, turn on some funky music and just have fun with it!! And I’ve learned that it’s ok to miss a spot or two πŸ™‚

  18. oh i would LOVE to win!! my best spring cleaning tip is to start with one room at a time so you don’t get overwhelmed. once you get one room clean, it’s addicting and you want to get the rest of the house clean. πŸ™‚

  19. My best spring cleaning tip it to tackle it room by room. Instead of cleaning all the windows, then all the floors, I like to clean one whole room. Then, it doesn’t seem like such a daunting task.

  20. I just looked at these on Saturday – they are fabulous! My decade old relics are ready to be put down and these would be great replacement!!

    My spring cleaning tip – REPAINT! Spring is a time for change and I love to paint so I try to repaint the whole house. It gives everything a pick me up!!

  21. When I am in a hurry or want to get the shower cleaning over with, I clean my shower while taking a shower using cleaners with caution of course. I can get two things done at once and I don’t get water all over the floor and all over my clothes.

  22. I like shopping at Metro because of how friendly and helpful everyone is.

  23. Spring is on of my favorite times of year! I actually enjoy spring cleaning because I can open the windows and let the fresh air in! One tip is “baking soda”! I use it for everything πŸ™‚ it is not as harsh as some chemicals and gets counters/bathtubs super white! Also, put some in a seal-able container, add a few drops of essential oils, close it up for a few hours, and viola, you have carpet sprinkle!

  24. Best tip ever is if you see it dirty now clean it now! Saves time later when your ” spring” cleaning.

  25. My best tip is just not to get overwhelmed about thinking of spring cleaning as such a big job! Just do one closet, one window, as you have time. Even a little at a time is better than feeling overwhelmed and doing nothing.

  26. I haven’t been to Metro yet, but a spring cleaning tip would be to sort through toys and rotate them every three to four months. I use the rubbermaid tubs with a dry erase area on the outside so that I can change the months for rotation if needed.

  27. I have shopped at Metro Appliance several times. I really enjoy the variety of models and cost ranges to choose from.

    I really appreciate the low water washing machines because we are on a well and septic tank.

  28. While it is not a spring only thing, I actually make my own laundry detergent! I make it in 5 gallon buckets and it lasts forever and works great! Just Google homemade laundry detergent for recipes! Here is to some fun spring cleaning and with open windows!

  29. I don’t have a tip. Just that I love it when my house is spring cleaned. πŸ™‚ I love to open up the windows and let the fresh air blow through. Cleaning the curtains and blinds make things fresh and new!

  30. I am just about finished with a “40 bags in 40 days’ project. A friend gave me the idea. I take an empty plastic shopping bag and fill it up with stuff we no longer need/use. As soon as it is full I put it outside the door to go to charity. Some days I fill several bags and some days I might just fill one. I have gotten rid of 37 bags of clutter so far. Only 3 more to go. Its amazing how much I have gotten rid of and ,honestly, I can barely tell a difference. I may need to do another 40! It blesses me and my family with a cleaner house and it blesses others since the stuff goes to charity. Happy Spring!

  31. My best spring cleaning tip is to select one room at a time (and have a time limit). Make 3 piles: Keep, trash and donate/garage sale. Turn on some music, set your timer and go to work! I find that we fill the amount of time we have, but miraculously when we only have an hour before company arrives we can get so much done because we have that sense of urgency so setting a timer helps me focus.

  32. went with my mom to metro when her and my dad built their new home. she bought a counter depth fridge there. i had never even heard of one and it is so cool! although the icemaker quit after only 2 years, it’s still a good refridgerator.

  33. I love shopping at Metro because they have everything one would ever need. I also like to day dream there.

  34. My favorite spring cleaning tip is opening up the windows for the “fresh air.” It seems to clean out the stuffy, firewood smell of my house.

  35. Metro is a great place to purchase your appliances. We have purchased from them personally and for our church and saved money. Yeah!

  36. My Spring cleaning tip…VINEGAR. I clean everything with gets rid of odors, it’s anti bacterial and it’s safe! Not to mention it’s CHEAP!

  37. plant some flowers near the front door…they look so cheerful, no one notices if all is not perfect indoors!

  38. I LOVE Metro Appliances. We recently got a dishwasher there. They helped us find the best machine for our budget. My parents bought all the appliances for their new kitchen there. They are very honest and helpful–also the best prices.

  39. We used Metro when we built our first house. They were very helpful and we will definately go back!

  40. My cleaning tip is to write a cleaning list for each room in the house, & clean 1 room at a time. Plus, listening to music & airing out your house helps motivate you to want to clean. πŸ˜‰

  41. My best Spring cleaning tip is to send your child to grandma & grandpa’s house for the day, make plans for your husband to be gone, make a list of everything you want to get done, crank up the music, and clean till you’re done!
    I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to win this giveaway! I’m in bad need of a new washer and dryer and these would be perfect!!

  42. I just love Springtime weather because when you get to do Spring cleaning you can open the windows but the best part is washing all your sheets and getting to hang them outside and saving energy! I still love the dryer though!

  43. Since 1993, we’ve always shopped for appliances at Metro. They’ve got the best selection, the best prices and are always willing to help us get the best appliance for our tight budget. I’d gladly pay my old set (from Metro) forward for a new set!!

  44. Spring cleaning tip: Use a chamois rag to clean your windows and a good towel to dry them inside and out. It is alot easier and quicker then Windex. With no streaking!! And the best part is you don’t have to keep buying supplies over and over.

    This washer and dryer set would be such a blessing to my family. We have 5 children and my washer is broke and my dryer has started making a weird noise. Worst of all my husband is out of work. Thank you for the opportunity of possibly wining this.

  45. Spring Cleaning…BLAH. Do it early while it is still cool and then you have it done when the beautiful weather gets here. Then you can spend more time with your family doing FUN things!

  46. My best spring cleaning…hmmm…take it one thing at a time and go through everything. Every closet every room. It feels and looks so good when it is done!

  47. I have never shopped at Metro, but knowing they are supporting a great site in this giveaway is never far from my consumer brain! I will certainly remember them when I go to buy any new appliance!
    My spring cleaning tip is….Throw it out! It feels good and we don’t need half of the stuff we have!

  48. My best spring cleaning tip is to set a time for 15 mins and clean clean clean! You will be amazed what you can get done in jut a few mins!!

  49. Metro has such a huge selection of appliances. Spring Cleaning tip…..Let the Sunshine in!!!!

  50. I have not had the pleasure of shopping at Metro but am so pleased they are part of this give away. As for spring cleaning tips I like the idea of making it fun, lot’s of good music to clean to and lots of help from the family. We are always trying to pare stuff down and donate and or sell what we do not need.I just love spring, open windows and lots of sunshine just make my day.


  51. Those busy people at Metro really know about the products they sell, and they will take the time you need to make the wisest choice, plus you may just get in on one of their major sales and really save. We recently shopped there for a dishwasher, and we are so pleased with our purchase.

  52. I love how knowledgeable the employees are at Metro. They helped me pick out a dishwasher that was just right for me and my family.

  53. Great selection and Metro!

    Spring Cleaning tip is to wash all your curtains – get the dust out!

  54. My spring cleaning tip is…start with the windows first..let the sun in!!!!

  55. I enjoy shopping at Metro because the salespeople are knowledgeable about their products and the location is convenient.

    I also love that they sponsor this giveaway each year!

  56. My Spring Cleaning tip is to get the kids involved! Mine are 2 and 4, and they love to sweep, dust, and vacuum. Any help is welcomed and it keeps them busy!

  57. I haven’t shopped at Metro, but have heard only good things. I need a new set for the following reasons…

    1. I have a husband
    2. I have a six-year-old son
    3. I have a grandchild living at home with her mommy
    and finally…
    4. My 17 year old dryer just died last week!!

  58. My best spring cleaning tip–set aside an entire day and get it done at once! I would LOVE to have a new washer and dryer.

  59. My best spring cleaning tip is really my best overall keeping-the-house-clean tip – and that is! There is no way I’d be able to stay on top of things without her help and guidance, check it out!

    This washer and dryer would look LOVELY in my home! πŸ™‚

  60. I need a new washer & dryer! Ours is a really old hand-me-down from my mother-in-law! It came complete with old dog hair!!

  61. Metro has awesome appliances!
    Cleaning tip: Purge all the stuff you have not used in the last year.

  62. My Spring cleaning is to completely empty closets and then only return what I’ll actually use. Everything else goes. Start with an empty pallet.

  63. Spring cleaning tip… Wish i have them. Guess to get eveyone in the house to help you and then offer a dinner out as a reward.
    Sure could use a new washer and dryer. Ours are about 15 years old and we do so much laundry because our 3 grand daughters are almost living with us.

  64. I forgot a tip: use plain water to wash your bathroom mirrors and dry with a dry paper towel. It doesn’t streak! Iearned it from Oprah!

  65. I love Metro because they know everything there is to know about every appliance made and give you the best advice. I would love to win the washer and dryer because of two reasons: 1, I am a single mom and can’t afford them and 2, I have two teenage boys! Need I say more??!! lol

  66. When doing a quick pick up grab a laundry basket and start grabbing & walking, pick things up and carry multiple things instead of making several trips to each room, helpful with all the little toys.

  67. Every experience I’ve had with Metro has been pleasant. Great customer service and prices!

  68. My best Spring cleaning tip – find a good check-list and work from it!

  69. I can’t say that I have had the privilege to shop at Metro, but WOW, would I like too!!! Best thing for cleaning is to use a product called AWESOME!…it’s every bit of its name and can be used on everything in your house, even for shampooing the carpets and there are no harsh chemicals.

  70. My tip is to break your cleaning up and do a little every day. If I wait until I have an entire day to clean, it won’t happen!

  71. I first became familiar while living in Tulsa. My dad was a commercial general contractor and he suggested I visit their showroom. VERY nice and informed salespeople. You have quality stuff and are very patient in explaining the features of your appliances.

    Spring cleaning tip — wash all of the quilts/blankets used during the winter. They will be fresh for the next year.

  72. I like to tackle spring cleaning by sorting through items I haven’t touched since last spring! If I haven’t used it in a year… It’s going in the garage sale! Helps so much with clutter.

  73. Don’t forget the fridge and the medicine cabinets. I always look for anything that might be outdated and get rid of it.

  74. I haven’t shopped at Metro, but have heard only good things. I need a new set for the following reasons…

    1. I have a husband
    2. I have a twelve-year-old daughter
    3. I have a 18 year old daughter living at home
    4. I also have a 17 year old son living at home also.
    You can only imagine the amount of laundry we have each week. A new washer and dryer would be the AMERICAN DREAM.

  75. My spring cleaning tip would be the 4 box clean…
    1. Trash…box up and throw away any trash or items that are broken, ruined. The kids can really help with this as they know all the broken toys!
    2. Give away or sell…box anything that you don’t use much that still has much life in it. Consider blessing someone else that may need it.
    3. Storage…box items that you won’t get rid of but you hardly use them.
    4. Put away…things that are used often, but make sure that they all have a place to go!

  76. My husband and I visited Metro a few years ago to pick out appliances for our home that was being built at the time. Loved the large selection and friendly staff. Will definitely return when we are ready to make our next purchase!

  77. Cleaning tip: Start in one room and work your way around the house. Empty closets, drawers, every nook and cranny. Try to toss stuff when the kiddos aren’t around, that way they won’t even know what they’re missing!

  78. We try to make Spring cleaning fun! We open the windows, play some music, and get the whole family involved! We have “contests” to see who can complete a task first.

  79. I have shopped at Metro, it was 7 years ago when we bulit our home. I bought EVERY appliance in my house from them. They are very nice people! I would love to have this new set!! I have 3 children and a husband, we live on a farm and get really dirty, so therefore mom has lots and lots of laundry to do daily!!!!This would be a GREAT BLESSING for our home.

  80. Spring cleaning tip: I LOVE the Magic Eraser products, especially the ones for the bathroom!

  81. Metro has a great number of selections…I love searching all the different items they have for sale. I especially love the stackable hg washer and dryers ….


  82. I have never been there, but I will be cleaning out the garage and dusting!! ugh! =)

  83. My tip is crank up the music and drink a Redbull!
    I desperately need those cleaning machines!

  84. I would love to win this new washer and dryer set! I have never shopped at Metro before but would love to go soon. We are in need of a new washer/dryer set!
    If I give my girls wet wipes or swifter dusters they love to help me dust and clean stuff around the house!

  85. I haven’t been to Metro yet, but I’ve heard great things about them. Including, best prices and inventory in the area. We would LOVE to win this new set, it would be much needed as ours are on the fritz. Best Spring Cleaning Tip: Open the windows, makes cleaning more enjoyable!

  86. I heard METRO is huge and full of salespeople who
    know their business! I live alone and struggle with finances so can always use a good appliance!

  87. I love Metro! Their sales staff is extremely knowledgeable about their appliances and have been happy to help both times I have purchased from there.

    My spring cleaning tip is to purge toys when your children are sleeping or away from the home. I do this often and it helps with clutter and we don’t get overwhelmed with toys we no longer play with.

  88. Every spring I clean out my kids closets & drawers. I get rid of anything that doesn’t fit them anymore or is worn out. I just got it all done over spring break!! Whew!!!